Libra is the sign of balance and couldn’t we all use a bit of that lately? What is fair and just anymore? As the sign associated with the Scales of Justice, striving towards equality is always the end goal. While trying to achieve that middle position or balance point may seem like a cake walk, it is far from that.
Let’s say you have are invited to a meeting and are asked to be the negotiator and make sure everyone is happy. You begin the meeting and you listen to each person take a turn and express their views on the new elevator music. As you can imagine, quite quickly you would notice some people were happy with the new melodies, while others liked some of the music, and others wanted to avoid the elevators entirely now. Getting everyone to agree on the type of music would take some time to figure out what appeals to most people. Libra would be one of the best signs to manage this task.
There is tension.
There is a desire to get to calm or at least immerse oneself in a soothing environment.
And along comes Uranus in Aries opposing the Moon. Uranus is the wild card of the zodiac and represents individuality and authenticity. Aries is the Warrior archetype. Warriors are strong and steady and willing to take risks to be victorious. Social norms, social graces and “should” or “don’t upset the applecart” are not welcomed by Uranus. Uranus wants to champion being unique and chooses to challenges the status quo by rolling instead of spinning on its axis.
We have our feelings represented by the Libran Moon. The Moon wants peace and balance and would, therefore, have a tendency to be polite and accommodating. Uranus is going head to head opposing this Moon asking for rebellion and courage, a call to awaken the trailblazer. The Moon is not looking for a fight and yet, Uranus feels passionate about being true to oneself, no matter how much you stand apart from the crowd. We may feel this turmoil showing up in our relationships- how much do I keep the peace and an open ear versus how much do I fight to stay true to my individual nature?
Jupiter and Mercury are nearby in Scorpio. As Jupiter expands whatever it touches and Mercury is the communication station, we may be inclined towards getting really raw and real with our thoughts. Getting to the bottom of those relationship issues may prove to be a path you find yourself traversing. Scorpio is no BS. So, if you decide to engage in conversations, be forewarned that skirting around issues may not be tolerated at this time. You may get called on your stuff. If you are up for the intensity, it is a great time to reach out for a deeper connection.
As always on New Moon, this is a time to set an intention that will come to fruition under the Full Moon. The Full Moon will be in Taurus in 2 weeks.
Some ideas to ponder while setting your intentions. Written words are powerful.
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Jupiter leaves the land of Libra and enters the realm of Scorpio on October 10th. Jupiter, the largest Planet in the Solar System besides the Sun expands whatever it touches. Jupiter entered Libra last September. In Libra, the focus would have been about balance. Balance and keeping the peace whenever possible are Libra’s aims. Libra doesn’t reach balance easily, for it is always aware of both sides of a situation. Sometimes with knowing both sides and being able to see both perspectives leads one to indecision, the shadow side of Libra. In essence, the past year would have ideally been about compromise and finding an equal playing field in our relationships, pushing to come to an understanding of those in our lives and forge alliances.
Now Jupiter enters the world of the Scorpion. This position is not for the faint of heart, for Scorpio has moved past the pleasantries and façade of Libra to an initiative which desires truth at all costs. Pussyfooting around a topic or agenda is not Scorpio’s forte. Reality no matter how ugly it is best out in the open, not denied, but rather relish in all aspects of life- the good, the bad, the ugly. This is what will make Jupiter in Scorpio happy- embracing the totality of human existence- the dark and the light. Scorpio taps into the unconscious realms. Scorpio knows that life is precious and powerful- for its power animal, the Scorpion, carries venom that can take a life. ‘Sex, birth, death’ are all ruled by Scorpio- the entrance and exit of life.
The primal essence of Scorpio is transformation through awareness of the unconscious. It believes that embracing all aspects of self allows one to ultimately rise, like a Phoenix, and rise out of the ashes. It is a powerful sign to say the least. In intimate affairs, it wants to engage with the other very deeply, to ignite that sense of raw human passion and connection. It is not the act of sex per se, but the deeper engagement of merging two souls. When the armor and shields have been cast aside and the partners are open emotionally and psychologically, trusting and completely vulnerable, Scorpio will feel alive.
Are we willing to do this? Are we willing to be unguarded and transparent? Are we willing to engage in the more uncomfortable conversations in order to be truthful and real? Will we be ready for the truth at all costs? Are we ready to look at our less than pretty parts of ourselves and invite them to the table? Are we willing to let down our protections and be vulnerable? Are we willing to take our power back?
For a more specific look at how this Jupiter transit through Scorpio will affect you, check out where Scorpio falls in your natal chart. The house or houses that are triggered will give you more information around the coming themes. For a personal reading, please contact me. Input code JUPITER and receive 20% discount on a reading.
With a full Moon in Aries at 11:39 AM Pacific Time, it is time to develop COURAGE. Aries is the sign that is dumb enough to take that leap into the unknown. Dumb is perhaps not the right word as that implies stupidity and there is nothing lacking in intelligence here. What can be lacking are all the forethought and the worry about how things may go if you TAKE a RISK.
I recently had the experience of planning for a new adventure, where I was going to be meeting new people, sleeping in a new location, and studying a new method of personal growth. I was nervous as the date approached thinking of all the things that could go wrong and trying to prepare for something I knew only a little bit about. I planned and planned, trying to make sure it all went well. In the end, I needed to let go and have faith. There was no way to be completely ready for the unknown, and at some point I needed to board the plane. And so I did. I put one foot in front of the other and walked into the adventure.
And what happened? Well, I met some great people; I learned that all the things I was so worried about did not come to fruition. I learned that taking a chance and putting myself out there paid off as I had a wonderful time and made some great connections. I challenged my own comfort zone and this allowed me to feel better, and make some new friendships. What part of you is asking you to stand up and take a risk, show your courage?
Aries: While relationships seem front and center now, you are more eager than ever to strike a balance. As you aim your arrows towards daily routines and health, you feel that taking care of yourself is where it all begins.
Taurus: Getting the simple things in life in order seems to be easily workable right now for you. Keep with those routines as they will help you in the long run as all Bull’s know. Dreams become the expression of your emotions this week and drifting and imagining or “spacing out” are really compelling. Embrace the moments to just inhale.
Gemini: Creativity and play are at the forefront now…it is a good time for you to follow your heart. If you allow yourself to open up your imagination, let whatever arises peak your insatiable curiosity. Make a vow to stay with it, and not get distracted.
Cancer: Home is where the heart is and as the sign associated with the Great Mother- family is always high on the priority list. Be it your family of origin or your chosen family, you love those close to you. Talking about what could improve in your relationships seems to go well if you all stay curious.
Leo: You may find yourself chatting with friends and coming up with ways to be more resourceful or improve your skills. You may come together and make a plan of action for what you would do in case of an emergency. Communicating in ‘anyway you can’ will be helpful right now, even in small acts like mailing a postcard to your Aunt Betty.
Virgo: Lighten up if you can and try to breathe whenever you start to get ahead of yourself. It is all about you right now and you don’t need to be reminded that self-love is where it all begins. Remind yourself that not everything has to be seen to be believed, some things can be felt in the passion of the heart.
Libra: While striving for balance seems to be the never-ending story, remember you are the director of your own play, ‘truth be told’. There is such a desire to be brave and courageous in love, and all the while maintaining your equilibrium and not losing yourself in the process is the challenge.
Scorpio: Getting out there and bringing together groups seems to fulfill your desire to make a difference. In your heart you seek to be playful and less serious, yet always keeping your eyes on your long range goals and dreams.
Sagittarius: Although not typically the case, there is a bit of a serious tone to you lately. You feel the impulse to really master something and put those childhood wounds behind you. If you can commit to showing up and putting some order into the chaos, the skies the limit!
Capricorn: Right when you felt you had it all worked out, a new idea develops. You feel this is the time to look at things from a new perspective. Enrolling in that class you have been considering may just be the spark that ignites a new passion.
Aquarius: Figuring out how to make lasting changes by taking a deep look at what lies under the covers and tucked away in the closets feels like the right move now. You are eager to get to the bottom of things even if it seems uncomfortable.
Pisces: Self/other, self/other, where to draw the line? As a sign that specializes in permeability and no boundaries, this can cause some questions to arise. What is it that I need to take responsibility for? Listening to the voices that guide you to the next practical step are what are most needed now.